H 64° L 59°
Clear | 6MPH

Gas Pains

Tom grew up in Milwaukee, bartended in Wauwatosa in the '70s and moved here in 1984.

Commentary, observations and musings about the outdoors, life in general and maybe Tosa politics and personalities will be the order of the day. He savors a lively debate as much as terrific cooking.

Wedding Bells


My daughter and her beau were recently married here in Tosa.

You might be thinking "what's so remarkable about that?"

Read more

Tosa Trivia

Tosa Trivia

Here's some more Tosa Trivia coming at ya.

On the southeast corner of 76 and Center Streets is situated a Walgreens. 

Read more

Dakota Pheasants

Friends, Girlfriend, Hunt'n, Outdoors, Personal

Last weekend I had an opportunity to participate in some outstanding upland bird hunting.

Girlfriend and I traveled to South Dakota with eight other guys and five additional dogs for three days of hunting.  We rented a house in Doland - population 305.  The local economy is agriculture and hunting.

Read more

Deer Camp 2007

Friends, Hunt'n, Outdoors, Personal

Wisconsin's gun deer opener is Saturday. 

A successful fall bow hunt has already yielded two deer for my freezer - an abundant harvest.  The edge is off and I've earned a couple of buck tags.  

Read more

Deer Camp 2007 - Top Ten Questions

Hunt'n, Outdoors

Wisconsin’s deer gun hunt is one of the most exciting times of the year for many residents, but it is important for everyone to follow the rules and regulations for gun deer season so that everyone stays safe in the woods. Here are some answers to the 10 more frequently asked questions:

Read more

Deer Camp 2007 - Get Ready, Get Set...

Friends, Hunt'n, Terrific Cooking

I arrived last night around 11 PM.  Stoked the wood burner and unwound with a book and the Cowboy Junkies playing softly in the background.

Errands today include grocery shopping for the crew, testing the temperature and Ph of the outdoor hot tub, fetching the memory chip from the trail camera to see what's been going-on over the past week, and securing a new ladder stand along the creek.

Read more

Deer Camp 2007 - .....Go! (Updated)

Conservation, Forestry, Friends, Hunt'n, Outdoors

Up at 4:30 AM.  We scarf coffee, oatmeal and donuts.  We head-out in the dark to settle into our stands long before sunrise.

It's balmy 32 degrees, winds from the north and snow flurries.

Read more

Deer Camp 2007 - Day Two (Updated)

Forestry, Friends, Guess the critter, Hunt'n, Outdoors, Terrific Cooking

Back at it.  Out in the stands before sun-up.  Cold - 28 degrees and so still you can hear a pin drop.

Screech owls calling back and forth.

Read more

Deer Camp 2007 - Day Three

Friends, Hunt'n, Personal, Terrific Cooking

Rain today.  Nothing moving - not even the chickadees or woodpeckers.  An altogether appropriate day to cut-up deer.

First things first.  Breakfast of fried bologna, eggs and toast.  Yum.

Read more

Blog Housekeeping

Gas Pains, Odds and Ends

I received an email from the Mothership recently with an elaboration of policy for Blogs.

While it has not been a problem with commentary to any of my posts it is probably worth noting that all of us Community Voices have to be mindful of personal attacks, insults, threats; ethnic, racial, religious or sexual slurs; or other hateful conversation.  Any comments falling under that category, or otherwise crosses the line, will be deleted.

Read more

Deer Camp - Day 5 (Updated)

Friends, Hunt'n, Outdoors, Terrific Cooking

Up before sunrise with the best of intentions.

A blast of cold and steady rain in the face convinced me to return to bed.

Read more

Deer Camp - Day Six

Hunt'n, Outdoors

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.  We live in a great country and have much to be grateful-for.

Quiet today.

Read more

Deer Camp - Days 7 and 8 (Updated to Include Recipes)

Friends, Hunt'n, Outdoors, Terrific Cooking


17 degrees yesterday. Fingers stopped working.

Read more

Deer Camp 2007 - Final Post

Gas Pains, Hunt'n, Outdoors, Personal

Hunting has been slow. 

On Friday my wife and I decided that the only deer I should shoot would be a doe for the food pantry or a trophy for the wall.

Read more

Tosa Trivia - Updated with Winners

Tosa Personalities, Tosa Trivia

Time for Tosa Trivia.

This is a two-part question.  The first person to submit a correct answer to both questions wins.  

Read more

Page Tools